Ao Kun

Ao Kun is an award-winning and experienced saxophonist. Currently, he is the saxophone lecturer at the Wu Han Conservatory of Music in China. He is the associate dean of the Performing College of Wu Han Conservatory of Music.
Ao Kun performed a solo program at the “14th World Saxophone Congress ” in Slovenia(2006). He held recital and masterclass at the “2009 China Clarinet& Saxophone international Festival” , “2011 Australian Clarinet& Saxophone Festival” and “15th Festival Internazionale delle sassofono delle Faenza ” (Italy,2013),”2014 Singapore Saxophone Symposium”,Nan Chang University(China),Gannan Normal University (China),Hangzhou Normal University(China),Jinggangshan Normal University(China), Conservatorio F.A.Bomporti(Italy), and Shih Chien University(Tai Wan).
Having worked and premiered works by many Chinese composers, such as Xu Zhibin,Liu Jian, he is active in the performance of both traditional and contemporary music, He regularly performs as soloist with Hubei Symphony Orchestra and Youth Symphony Orchestra of Conservatory of “Niccolo Piccinni”
Ao Kun was born in Jiangxi province of China in 1975. He gained Bachelor of Arts degree from the Music Conservatory of Jiangxi Normal University with Zou Jianlin (2001). as well as a Master degree in saxophone performance from Conservatory of music “Niccollo Piccinni” (Italy) with Marco Albonetti(2006).
Ao Kun won the First Prize at the “15th Barletta International Youth Musician Competition” in Italy, and won the first absolute Prize at the “3rd Massafra international Music Performance Competition” in Italy. After that Ao kun has hold more than 50 recitals in Asia, Europe and Australia. Now he is artist of SELMER Paris and D’Addario woodwind.